Batman Beyond movie

Michael Keaton would have to be Old Bruce, that’s without question. If not a unknown, I would pick Dacre Montgomery to be Terry, Famke Janssen as Barbara Gordon, Keke Palmer as Max, and Lana Condor as Dana.

Maybe also have Keanu to be Blight.
 
Wow. The choices aren’t slanted at all. Lol.

I would love a Batman Beyond movie if it’s well written. But not necessarily at the expense of Matt Reeves’ The Batman which looks to be shaping up rather well imho.
 
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This movie isn’t worth making if Keaton doesn’t return.

It doesn’t have to be in the same continuity as the Burton films, just get Keaton back.
 
That's the thing, it can be, but since it's been so far off from the future it wouldn't matter.
 
My ideal Batman Beyond movie...

Directed by Travis Knight
Written By Chris McKenna & Phil Lord
Music By Daft Punk

Cast:

Terry McGinnis: Timothée Chalamet (or relative unknown)
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Bruce Wayne: Michael Keaton
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Barbara Gordon: Jean Smart
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Dana Tan: Lauren Tsai
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Max Gibson: Kiersey Clemons
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Mary McGinnis: Judy Greer
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Derek Powers: Bryan Cranston
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Matt McGinnis: Noah Jupe
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Inque: Sofia Boutella
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Also, for a hypothetical Joker casting, I would get either Willem Dafoe or Richard E. Grant

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I a world where Joker has a solo movie and Alfed has his own tv show, I can't see why we can't get a Batman Beyond movie, show, animated series continuation etc.

While we wait for that, I do hope that the CW Legends show do an arc travelling into the future and they can cameo Friedle and Conroy.
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I can imagine the score be something like this...

 
My ideal Batman Beyond movie...

Directed by Travis Knight
Written By Chris McKenna & Phil Lord
Music By Daft Punk

Cast:

Terry McGinnis: Timothée Chalamet (or relative unknown)
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Bruce Wayne: Michael Keaton
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Barbara Gordon: Jean Smart
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Dana Tan: Lauren Tsai
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Max Gibson: Kiersey Clemons
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Mary McGinnis: Judy Greer
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Derek Powers: Bryan Cranston
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Matt McGinnis: Noah Jupe
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Inque: Sofia Boutella
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This is too good; how am I just now seeing this? I’d be so happy with all of this.

Even with Flashpoint, this should be doable, and could be a great progression of the Burton universe. Keaton’s Batman, reinspired by his adventure with Flash, sees an opportunity to work with young Terry McGinnis take the mantle...

Just give me a post-credit tease with Pfiefer returning as Selina.
 
I'm not a big fan of the show (haven't seen it all), it relying so much on Batman being so no-kill, no-guns (which would definitely exclude any Keaton, unless it was animated or otherwise not actually a continuation of the previous version) so much so that he's OK with the city deteriorating so much, also Bruce ending up alone and otherwise reclusive felt like the writers having come to resent him. And Terry and Powers Boothe felt a little too there average archetypal.
 
Well I for one love the comics and show. Great idea and even though executed with some issues, is still damn good. I didn't think Terry would become worthy as I first saw him more as a robin but eventually he really did become a great batman successor to Bruce.

The suit is one of my favorite batsuits of all time and the batmobile/batwing is very cool!

I've been wanting a live action Batman Beyond film for years now and having Keaton would be fantastic but there's also other older actors that would make a great Old Man Bruce.
 
If they don't do a live action film, I really hope they consider doing an animated movie. Seems like DC are moving more into anthology animated films now. Why not do a Batman Beyond or even Justice League Beyond animated film.
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Charlie Rowe as Terry McGinnis
Stephen Lang as Bruce Wayne
Julianne Moore as Commissioner Barbara Gordon
Tony Goldwyn as Dick Grayson
Mireille Enos as Mary McGinnis
Ian Armitage as Matt McGinnis
Lana Condor as Dana Tan
Amandla Stenberg as Max Gibson
Michael Fassbender as Derek Powers
Aaron Paul as Shriek
Michael C. Hall as as Spellbinder
Nicola Peltz as as Melanie Walker
Rosa Salazar as Inque
 
I stopped reading when I saw you didn’t have Keaton as Bruce. No point in Beyond without him
 
BATMAN BEYOND
directed by Alex Garland (Dredd, Ex Machina, & FXX’s Devs)
with Tim Burton as producer
written by Alex Garland, with story by Alex Garland and Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, & Stan Berkowitz
score by Daniel Pemberton (Into the Spiderverse)

A big screen adaptation of the animated series’ original “Rebirth" 2-part pilot—with allusions & references to the Tim Burton universe of Batman '89 and Batman Returns. For instance, it was the death of Max Shreck that opened the door for Derek Powers and other pioneers of Neo-Gotham to build their city of the future--eventually giving Powers leverage to merge with Wayne Enterprises.

In translating the story to the big screen, highlight Terry's social circle of friends from school (akin to MCU's Spider-Man) for levity and character development; and expand the role of J-Man and the Jokerz gang as more prominent antagonists into the film's third act. J-Man should be this series’ main Joker, and thus folded into the overall plot in more integral way—I don’t suspect Jack Nicholson to want to return to reprise the character, so no need to try to adapt Return of the Joker. Give Garland & Landry-Jones free reign to do something new with the Beyond Jokerz.

The film would, of course, be the launch of a franchise for the Terry McGinnis character, but would also continue the story of Michael Keaton's Bruce Wayne. Even the Beyond subtitle ties nicely with the titling scheme of the original films—Batman, Returns, and now Beyond.

The prologue, like the series pilot, will see Keaton in a Batsuit one last time before hanging up the cowl (the suit would have allusions to his Burton costume/style). Both Alfred and James Gordon have passed away, leaving Bruce alone in retirement with only his dog Ace. In conversations between Commissioner Barbara Gordon & Bruce, drop hints about his career as Batman since Returns in '92 (including stock footage of a young Billy Dee Williams as Burton's original vision of Two Face. And even more hints about the infamous near-apocalypse of ‘09.)

An ending stinger scene would reveal Selina Kyle (Michelle Pfeiffer) watching news coverage of the Batman's 'rebirth,' setting the stage for a darker sequel adapting Bruce Timm and Glen Murakami's original pitch for the DCAU's Project Cadmus 'Epilogue' / Catwoman-focused sequel to Return of the Joker. The trilogy would then close with the eventual showdown between Terry & Blight, the latter having been exposed to experimental chemicals in the first film & operating in the shadows since (and include smaller villains like Shriek, Mad Stan, and/or Inque in supporting roles in both sequels).

heroes
Terry McGinnis: Timothy Chalamet, 24
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Bruce Wayne: Michael Keaton, 69
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supporting
Max Gibson: Yara Shahidi, 20
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Commissioner Gordon: Jean Smart, 69
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villains
Derek Powers: Michael Fassbender, 43
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Mr. Fixx: Dave Bautista, 51
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J-Man & the Jokerz Gang:
Caleb Landry Jones, 30
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family
Warren McGinnis: Greg Kinnear, 59
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Mary McGinnis: Maura Tierney, 55
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Matt McGinnis: Noah Jupe, 15
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additional
Dana Tan: Lana Condor, 23
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Chelsea Cunningham: Taylor Hickson, 22
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Howard Groote: Nico Hirago, 21
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Nelson Nash: Jackson James White, 24
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D.A. Sam Young: Delroy Lindo, 67
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stinger scene cameo
Selina Kyle: Michelle Pfeiffer, 62
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concept artwork
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BATMAN BEYOND
directed by Alex Garland (Dredd, Ex Machina, & FXX’s Devs)
with Tim Burton as producer
written by Alex Garland, with story by Alex Garland and Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, & Stan Berkowitz
score by Daniel Pemberton (Into the Spiderverse)


A big screen adaptation of the series’ original “Rebirth" 2-part pilot, with loose allusions & references to the Tim Burton universe of Batman '89 and Batman Returns (for instance, it was the death of Max Shreck that opened the door for Derek Powers and other pioneers of Neo-Gotham to build their city of the future--eventually giving Powers leverage to merge with Wayne Enterprises).

In translating the story to the big screen, highlight Terry's social circle of friends from school (akin to MCU's Spider-Man) for levity and character development; and expand the role of J-Man and the Jokerz gang as more prominent antagonists into the film's third act. J-Man should be this series’ main Joker, and thus folded into the overall plot in more integral way—I don’t suspect Jack Nicholson to want to return to reprise the character, so no need to try to adapt Return of the Joker. Give Garland & Landry-Jones free reign to do something new with the Beyond Jokerz.

The film would, of course, be the launch of a franchise for the Terry McGinnis character, but would also continue the story of Michael Keaton's Bruce Wayne. Even the Beyond subtitle ties nicely with the titling scheme of the original films—Batman, Returns, and now Beyond.

The prologue, like the series pilot, will see Keaton in a Batsuit one last time before hanging up the cowl (the suit would have allusions to his Burton costume/style). Both Alfred and James Gordon have passed away, leaving Bruce alone in retirement with only his dog Ace. In the conversations between Barbara Gordon & Bruce, drop hints about his career as Batman since Returns in '92 (perhaps stock footage of a young Billy Dee Williams as Burton's original vision of Two Face? Or even more hints about the infamous near-apocalypse of ‘09?).

An ending stinger scene would reveal Selina Kyle (Michelle Pfeiffer) watching news coverage of the Batman's 'rebirth,' setting the stage for a darker sequel adapting Bruce Timm and Glen Murakami's original pitch for the DCAU's Project Cadmus 'Epilogue' / Catwoman-focused sequel to Return of the Joker. The trilogy would then close with the eventual showdown between Terry & Blight, the latter having been exposed to experimental chemicals in the first film & operating in the shadows since (and include smaller villains like Shriek, Mad Stan, and/or Inque in supporting roles in both sequels).

heroes
Terry McGinnis: Timothy Chalamet, 24
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Bruce Wayne: Michael Keaton, 69
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Max Gibson: Yara Shahidi, 20
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Commissioner Gordon: Jean Smart, 69
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villains
Derek Powers: Michael Fassbender, 43
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Mr. Fixx: Dave Bautista, 51
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J-Man & the Jokerz Gang: Caleb Landry Jones, 30
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family
Warren McGinnis: Greg Kinnear, 59
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Mary McGinnis: Maura Tierney, 55
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Matt McGinnis: Noah Jupe, 15
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additional / supporting
Dana Tan: Lana Condor, 23
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Chelsea Cunningham: Taylor Hickson, 22
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Howard Groote: Nico Hirago, 21
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Nelson Nash: Jackson James White, 24
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D.A. Sam Young: Delroy Lindo, 67
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stinger scene cameo
Selina Kyle: Michelle Pfeiffer, 62
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concept artwork
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Still spit-balling & having fun with it a day later; would love to see other people's thoughts or ideas!

Film 1: Rebirth
Adaptation of the original 2-part "Rebirth" series pilot.

In the sprawling mega city Neo-Gotham, high school kid Terry McGinnis's run-in with a biker gang called the Jokerz leads to a chance encounter with a rich recluse named Bruce Wayne. McGinnis soon discovers that years ago Wayne was the legendary Batman, but has since retired from active duty. Not getting any help from Wayne, McGinnis swipes the Bat suit--now tricked-up with enhanced strength, flight capability, and nifty gadgets--and sets out to right a wrong perpetrated by his father's former business partner, Derek Powers.

Villains: Derek Powers, Mr. Fixx (enhanced with venom modifications), & J-Man and the Jokerz gang

Film 2: Legacy
Based on an original pitch by Bruce Timm & Glenn Murakami.

Terry's crusade against crime in Neo-Gotham persists, with help from the Batcave's arsenal of high-tech gadgetry and tutelage from Bruce Wayne. In his years as the new dark knight, Terry's amassed his own rogue's gallery. But when a 'twisted' dark version of Batman arrives on the scene and begins to kill criminals on the spot, Terry begins on a case that takes him to Selina Kyle, a former flame from Bruce Wayne's vigilante days. As the mystery unravels, Terry will unlock the secrets of his own past and the true destiny of the Batman legacy.

Villains: Selina Kyle, "Dark" Batman, & additional appearances from Shriek, Mad Stan, & an aged Harvey Dent (Billy Dee Williams)

Film 3: Ascension
Adaptation of "Ascension" finale episode & original concept.

The future of Neo-Gotham is shifting once again as Bruce Wayne finally returns to the public spotlight to reclaim his company and restore it to its former glory. But with the sudden arrival of a new shape-shifting thief Inque, and re-emergence of disgraced businessman Derek Powers as the dangerous and radiation-emitting metahuman Blight, Terrry suits up as Batman to save his mentor and the whole city.

Villains: Blight, Inque, & Paxton Powers

casting

villains
"Dark" Batman: Fionn Whitehead, 23
In Timm/Murakami's pitch, Selina Kyle has been trying to create a 'new' Batman for decades, using Bruce Wayne's genetic material & unsuspecting young couples, akin to JLU's "Epilogue" finale.
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Inque: Ana de Armas, 32
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Mad Stan: Jon Bernthal, 44
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Paxton Powers: Lucas Hedges, 23
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Shriek: Josh Stewart, 43
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additional jokerz
Chucko: Angus Cloud, 25
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Dee Dee: Maya Hawke, 22
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Ghoul: McCaul Lombardi, 29
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Woof: CGI / motion capture performance

additional
Amanda Waller: CCH Pounder, 67
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Dr. Abel Cuvier: Leonardo Nam, 40
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Alexander Knox: Robert Wuhl, 69
A retired reporter that Terry tracks down to get answers about Batman when Bruce shuts him down.
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Richard Grayson: Marlon Wayans, 48
Small/cameo role to homage Wayans' original casting in Batman Returns. Grayson has since hung-up his costume--not confirmed if he graduated to Nightwing in this universe--and is working as a teacher & guidance counselor at one of Gotham's at-risk youth centers; and still keeps in touch with Barbara! (just a cute wink for in-the-know audiences--not meant to be focal or disrupt the main plot)
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Excellent choices! (Although not sure I’d go with Jean Smart. She seems too unhinged most of the time)
 
Excellent choices! (Although not sure I’d go with Jean Smart. She seems too unhinged most of the time)

Barbara's got a bit of a chip on her shoulder when she sees Bruce, in her eyes, dragging another kid into this crazy life. Especially after Watchmen, Jean Smart seems like the obvious choice.

Jamie Lee Curtis crossed my mind too. Who'd you have in mind?
 
Barbara's got a bit of a chip on her shoulder when she sees Bruce, in her eyes, dragging another kid into this crazy life. Especially after Watchmen, Jean Smart seems like the obvious choice.

Jamie Lee Curtis crossed my mind too. Who'd you have in mind?
I’d love Angie Harmon. She already did the voice work.
 
Batman Beyond should not be directed by Burton, and Batman Beyond does not fit well within the series and style Burton created for Batman. It doesn't fit well.
 
Batman Beyond should not be directed by Burton, and Batman Beyond does not fit well within the series and style Burton created for Batman. It doesn't fit well.

Fair enough—I agree, I don’t think Burton should direct.

I still think though that Batman Beyond could be a sequel to 89 and Returns, while still serving as a soft reboot for the franchise—just in the way the animated series was.

Neo Gotham will have evolved from Burton’s gothic aesthetic in the 30 years since Batman Returns. You could explain the visual change through dialogue as I suggested in my posts above, or simply not address. I don’t think there was much explanation for the animated shift from art-deco to Akira-inspired— and that was supposed to be a similar time gap (BTAS was mid/late 90s, with BB some 25 years later).
 

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